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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes WBO Latin welterweight champion Edgar "El Nene" Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) was dethroned by veteran Pablo "El Sepulturero" Munguia ...

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Weights from Philadelphia

Weights from Philadelphia

Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events Steve Cunningham 205 vs. Natu Visinia 278 Edner Cherry 132.5 vs. Osumanu Akaba 134.5 Tyrone Brunson 158 vs. Decarlo Perez 158 Victor ...

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Rubio can’t make weight, fight will go on

Rubio can't make weight, fight will go on

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Naoki Fukuda Promoter Tom Loeffler has just announced that WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio failed to make weight ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico

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Weights from Philadelphia

Weights from Philadelphia

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Rubio can't make weight, fight

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Feature Story

Vitali Klitschko Speaks

Pavel Terekhov

Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 37 KOs), of Kiev (Ukraine) and Hamburg (Germany), participated yesterday in a media work out in his training camp in Austria. He discussed his upcoming WBC heavyweight title defense against former European Champion Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs), of Warsaw (Poland) and Brentwood (UK). The eagerly anticipated heavyweight championship will take place on Saturday, May 29, at VELTINS-Arena Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

About Albert Sosnowski

“I expect Albert Sosnowski to be in the best shape of his life. I am sure that he will not run and hide like my last opponent Kevin Johnson. He said that he will give his all to get my belt, but I am well prepared and will not underestimate him. Albert Sosnwoski is not a big name and not so famous in boxing so far. But that does not count at all. He will be very powerful and will always go forward. He will do anything to get my title.” (more…)



May 20th, 2010



Feature Story

Once And Four All Presser

Full Report: Vazquez-Marquez

Big Joe Miranda

By Rocco Morales

Wednesday afternoon, the Conga Room in Downtown L.A. was host to the final press conference for “Once and Four All” the appropriate name given to the highly anticipated fourth fight between Israel Vasquez (44-4-0) and Rafael Marquez (38-5-0). Of their three prior fights, Marquez was victorious in the first fight while Vasquez has won the prior two meetings. Their last fight was the only one to go to the scorecards and Vasquez was the split decision winner.

Their last two fights were all out wars that earned the accolade of “Fight Of The Year” for each 2007 and 2008. (more…)



May 20th, 2010

Boxing News

Zamora/Bundu/Marasco in action

By Enrico “Erik” Crociati

The Italian boxing organisation of promoter Mario Loreni and local stable Mariani Boxe will stage a terrific show on May 21 in Brescia, Italy, with a six-fight card. In the main event of the night, Brunet Zamora (19-0, 8 KOs) will make the fourth defense of his WBA Inter-Continental light welterweight title. The always exciting Zamora won the belt in 2008 and will now take on dangerous contender Eduardo Daniel ‘Pamperito’ Roman (41-4, 8 KOs) of Argentina over twelve rounds. (more…)



May 20th, 2010

Boxing News

Poonsawat-Kimura Preview

Carlos Costa

By Carlos Costa

Far from the deadly violence of the streets of the capital Bangkok, this silent, dazzling green town of Maha Sarakham in the northeastern Isan region of Thailand will be scenario of today’s WBA super bantamweight world title fight between 29-year-old world champion Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym (40-1, 28KOs) of Thailand and Japanese challenger Shoji Kimura (23-3-2, 9KOs).

Both fighters tipped the official scale at exactly 122 lbs during the weight-in ceremony at the Taksila Hotel in downtown Maha Sarakham. Then, fighters posed for the cameras and rules of the combat were read by WBA officials judges Francisco Martinez of New Zealand, Wan-Soo Yuh of South Korea and Sergio Caiz from California, USA. The referee in charge of the action will be New Zealand’s Ferlin Marsh. (more…)



May 20th, 2010

Boxing News

Vazquez-Marquez Undercard

Hot prospects Carlos Molina, Ronny Rios and Freddy Hernandez will see action in separate bouts on the “Once and Four All” Vazquez vs. Marquez IV undercard on Saturday at Staples Arena in Los Angeles. In an eight round junior welterweight bout, Molina (11-0, 6 KOs) will face Humberto Tapia (15-12-1, 8 KOs), in a six-round junior lightweight bout Rios (10-0, 5 KOs) meets Guadalupe De Leon (8-10, 4 KOs), and WBC #11 welterweight Hernandez (28-1, 18 KOs) is set to take on Oscar Leon (28-12, 18 KOs) in a ten rounder.



May 20th, 2010

Boxing News

WBC to honor Pacman, Vitali

This photo is a model taken from the fist of Mike Tyson, which in the future will be presented by the WBC to the boxer of the year and champion of the year. This year the ceremony will be held on June 5th in Acapulco, Mexico. The Boxer of the Year as elected by the WBC is Manny Pacquiao. The Champion of the Year as elected by the WBC is Vitali Klitschko. Other winners will be announced.



May 20th, 2010

Boxing News

Senchenko to defend August 30

WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (30-0, 20 KOs) will defend his belt for the second time against WBA #14 rated Charlie José Navarro (18-3, 13 KOs) on August 30 in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The card will be promoted by Union Boxing Promotion and feature a total of seven title bouts including fights involving European featherweight champion Oleg Yefimovych (18-1, 11 KOs), EBU-EE light welterweight titlist Vladimir Kravets (22-0, 14 KOs), WBC Youth I/C cruiserweight beltholder Iago Kiladze (14-0, 10 KOs), EBA supermiddle beltholder Server Emurlayev (17-0, 5 KOs) and jr middleweight Artem Karpets (10-0, 5 KOs).



May 20th, 2010

Boxing News

Jubatha to defend SA feather title

By Ron Jackson

Sabelo Jubatha makes the first defense of his South African feather weight title when he meets number one contender Marcel Japhta at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in Port Elizabeth on Friday night. Jubatha (10-1, 7 KOs) who fights out of the Enothole gym in Mdantsane, won the title on December 18 last year with a tenth round technical knockout over Luthando Vukuza. (more…)



May 20th, 2010

Boxing News

Escobedo to face Cordero

Featherweight Eduardo “Canilla” Escobedo (27-3, 19 KOs) will have another opportunity to win a world title when he takes on Colombian Francisco Cordero (22-0, 14 KOs) for the WBA interim belt on June 26 at a site to be named. The 26-year-old Escobedo, who is coached by Nacho Beristain, previously challenged for the WBO super bantamweight title against Daniel Ponce de Leon in December 2008, losing a unanimous decision. Cordero’s biggest win was a decision over Koseki Nakama in Okinawa. Former two-time WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (60-10-1, 52 KOs) will also be featured. The card will be presented by Arce Promotions and televised by the Televisa network.



May 20th, 2010

Feature Story

Chagaev-Meehan workout

Photos by Eroll Papova

Big crowd today at Universum’s public training session in Rostock, Germany’s Ostsee Park Mall. Hundreds of spectators marveled at the skills of the fighters headlining the “Universum Champions Night” on Saturday at the Rostock StadtHalle. The highlight was a long intense, face-to-face staredown between former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev and and top contender Kali Meehan, who meet in an important WBA elimination bout. More plus photos…



May 20th, 2010

Boxing News

Cotto at Yankee Stadium

Tom Briglia/PhotoGraphics Photography

Two-time world champion Miguel Cotto hung out at the Yankees batting cage, took pictures with Arod, spoke to captain Derek Jeter and said he plans to win on Top Rank’s big Stadium Slugfest at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, June 5. Cotto broke camp in Tampa, Fla and came to Yankee Stadium for a press function which included on the field activities. “I feel great, I am working hard, weight is no problem and I’m ready to fight,” Cotto said at a press conference before the Yankees took on the Tampa Bay Rays. For more photos click here…



May 19th, 2010

Feature Story

Cotto NYC Workout

Vows he'll win on June 5

Photos by Tom Briglia/Top Rank

Before his Yankee Stadium press conference, Miguel Cotto worked out with his new trainer Manny Steward at the Trinity Boxing Gym in New York. There Cotto fired hard punches while doing mitts with Steward. “Cotto has better balance now,” Steward said. “That’s the first thing I noticed about him in recent fights. I worked with him on balance, sharper and more accurate punching. His conditioning is outstanding. He’s ready to fight on June 5.” (more…)



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Vazquez-Marquez Presser Quotes

By Rocco Morales
Photos by Big Joe Miranda

Quotes from this afternoon’s press event in Los Angeles:

Rafael Marquez - “There’s no need for words of introduction for Vasquez and I. Everyone knows us from our trilogy of fights. You’re going to see a great show and who Rafael Marquez is in the ring this Saturday night.”

Israel “El Magnifico” Vasquez - “On May 22nd, Rafael and I are going to again fight the best fight of the year.” For more details and photos click here…



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Rahman charms Niagara media

Mark Anthony

Former heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman (46-7-2, 37 KOs) kept a big group of assembled local media captivated today, during a press conference at the Niagara Falls Conference Center to announce Rahman’s main event against Troy New York’s Shannon Miller (16-4, 9 KOs) on June 19. Never short of wit, when informed Miller couldn’t attend because of his job as head of a security firm, Rahman quipped “That’s ok. He’s going to need security when I get through with him.” (more…)



May 19th, 2010

Announcement

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May 19th, 2010

UFC

A “Snake” in the Octagon

UFC 114 is LIVE on PPV May 29!

Cyrille “The Snake” Diabaté will make his UFC debut on May 29th against Brazil’s Luiz Cane. For the former assistant coach of the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter, it’s the high-point of a 19-year career. A former French and world champion in kickboxing and Thai boxing, Cyrille now dreams of adding a UFC belt to his collection . . . Click for more by Darragh Creamer, UFC



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Tamara is fighting fit

Team Tamara

“All the hard work was done,” said newly crowned IBF jr. flyweight champion Carlos “El Olimpico” Tamara today, “now we’ll keep working hard to make sure I’ll maintain my condition, speed and strength.” Tamara ended up his camp sparring sessions this afternoon by going ten tough rounds with three elite fighters at Joe Grier’s Boxing Academy in Paterson, NJ. (more…)



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Sosa-Leyva presser

Photos courtesy WBC

After half a year away from the ring, following the triple fracture in his face causing him Rodel Mayol, Edgar Sosa is ready to return. Acapulco will witness the return of the WBC emeritus champion against former world champion Roberto Leyva from Sonora, Mexico. The meeting will be at the MEX TENNIS Stadium of the Fairmont Acapulco Princess Hotel next June 5th. Click here for more photos…



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Banks to face Gavern

Klitschko-Sosnowski co-feature announced

NABF heavyweight champion Johnathon Banks makes his first title defense May 29 on the “Fists Of Steel” pay-per-view event, featuring WBC heavyweight title holder Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko against challenger Albert “The Dragon” Sosnowski, live from the 61,000-seat Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Detroit punisher Banks (24-1, 17 KOs), ranked # 7 in the world by the WBC and #9 by the IBF, takes on veteran Jason “The Sensation” Gavern, rated in the top 15 of the WBC, in the 12-round co-feature.

“Fists Of Steel,” presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. (more…)



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Lopez-Concepcion presser

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBO world featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez and world-ranked Bernanbe Concepcion pose during a press conference to announce their upcoming big showdown on Saturday, July 10 which is televised live on SHOWTIME from the Coliseo De Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Click here for more photos…



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Gomez returns July 17

Ricardo Conde

By Ricardo Conde

WBC Continental Americas welterweight champion Alfonso Gomez (22-4-2, 11 KOs) of Mexico, trained by his father Alfonso Gomez Sr., and being assisted by former junior lightweight champ Robert Garcia, began preparations this week in Oxnard, CA for his upcoming bout. Gomez will step back into the ring on Saturday, July 17th against an opponent yet to be determined. For more details and photos click here…



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Bautista/Banal headline in VA

Former world title challenger Rey ‘Boom Boom’ Bautista (28-2, 21 KOs) and world ranked A.J. ‘Bazooka’ Banal ( 21-1-1, 17 KOs) will headline in separate bouts at the Norforlk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia on June 26th. In the 10 round featherweight main event, Bautista will take on Dominican veteran Leivi Brea (18-8-3, 10 KOs). Brea has fought solid competion including former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez. In an eight round bantamweight co-main event, Banal will take on the hard punching and upset-minded Andre Wilson (11-4-1, 9 KOs) of Missouri. The arrivals of Bautista and Banal are highly anticipated as the word has it there are nearly 100,000 Filipinos who reside in Virginia with 45,000 of them in Hampton Roads in the near vicinity of the event. (more…)



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Juanma-Concepcion Presser

WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez of Caguas, Puerto Rico and challenger Bernabe Concepcion of Rizal, Philippines faced off at a press conference today in Puerto Rico to discuss their upcoming world title fight July 10 on SHOWTIME.

Juan Manuel Lopez: “Its always very exciting to fight at home and I am looking forward to giving the fans a great fight. Concepcion is a strong puncher and will give me a tough fight. It is important to give the fans a good show and I’m looking forward to fighting on Showtime”

Bernabe Concepcion: “I have to be very smart and carefull with Lopez because his a big puncher. I fought all over the world and feel ready to fight in Puerto Rico and look forward to the challenge.”

The bout will take place at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, ‘Miguel Angel Agrelot’ in San Juan. Lopez has a record of 28-0 with 25 knockouts. Concepcion is 28-3-1, 15 KOs.



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Vazquez, Marquez, Mares Quotes

Big Joe Miranda

Three-time World Champion Israel Vazquez, Two-division World Champion Rafael Marquez and top-rated contender Abner Mares participated at a Media Workout Tuesday at Fortune Gym in Hollywood, Calif. IBF bantamweight champ Yonnhy Perez was a no-show. Here is what the fighters said on Tuesday. (more…)



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Moses-Acosta WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Panamanian referee Gustavo Padilla will be the third man in the ring when Venezuelan WBA interim lightweight world champion Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta (26-3-2, 20 KOs) and Namibian WBA lightweight regular world champion Paulus Moses (25-0, 17 KOs) meet at Windhoek, Namibia on May 29. The three judges are Alfredo Polanco (Mexico), Joon Poturaj (USA) and Guisepe Quartarone (Italy). The fight supervisor is Stanley Christodolou (South Africa).



May 19th, 2010




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